Occasional Thoughts on Educational Technology and Life by Judy Brophy

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Joy of Books

Definitely  watch this in full screen mode.
Bookstore owner's notes:
After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto (883 Queen Street West, (416) 366-8973). 
Everything you see here can be purchased at Type Books.
Grayson Matthews (http://www.graysonmatthews.com/) generously composed the beautiful, custom music. You can download it here: http://itunes.apple.com/album/awakenings-single/id496796623
But none of it could have been done without all the volunteer hands who shelved and reshelved books all night, every night.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Underground NY Public Library

‎"Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil", by Deborah Rodriguez"Urban Economics", by Arthur O'Sullivan"Mishnah: Seder Zeraim: Maasros/Sheni", Edited by A. J. Rosenberg and G. Finkel"Femininity in Flight: A History of Flight Attendants ", by Kathleen Barry"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich", by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"Siddur" (Daily Prayer Book)
on the right he's reading "The Golden Compass", by Philip Pullman. on the right he's reading "101 Things Everyone Should Know About Judaism: Beliefs, Practices, Customs, And Traditions", by Richard D. Bank"Whatever You Love", by Louise Doughty"The Tommy Good Story III: Life After Death", by Leondrei Prince"True Grit", by Charles Portis

Underground NY Public Library, a gallery on Flickr.
The Photographer SheSaidUnPrintableThings takes these wonderful pictures of readers on the subway. And because it matters she carefully notes what book each person is reading. Her blog is at http://undergroundnewyorkpubliclibrary.com/
A wonderful read on Reading is at Someone Reading A Book is a Sign of Order in the World  I believe that.